New Reviews 4/25/2010
Portal-Lurker at the Threshold-CD (Chrome Leaf )
Wtf this is a 7" only release?? These 2 songs maybe some the best blistering techinically out there Black metal I've heard in all my time. Portal sound like an army of the damned are coming to drag you to the under realms for good and there is nothing you can do about this there is a Sci fi and Jazz element to the chaos and ultra violence going on on this musical awakening. I love that I can hear elements of Cynic and Pestilence in there music well as Voivod , Burzum, Thorns , Virus and DHG all at the same time. The only damn shame about this is that it is only two fucking songs. I need more asap..
MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT-The Violence Beneath - CD (Translation Loss)
So why this band is not much bigger then they are will always be a mystery as they mix Post Hardcore, Metal and Doom into a style that is as brilliant and powerful as Mastodon, Neurosis, Isis and Kylesa. On The Violence beneath there a waves of acoustics, prog movements, Clean and deep growls vocals, Hypnotic moments and full of crushing guitars and drums so heavy you would think the Hulk and Thor were battling on the very Earth around you. Translation Loss has some of the best bands most of you are missing now before all the great indie disappear do to the lack of caring for real music and artwork. Support Mouth of the Architect you will be floored by the talent of this band and there live presence... There is no band with more passion in there music then MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT.....
Leng Tch'e-Hypomanic-CD (Season of Mist)
Leng Tch'e are a Grinding Grooving force of Metallic Death. There is a catchiness to all of this If you can for a minute think of what Bruth Truth mixed with Napalm Death would sound like then we are on very common ground. Leng Tch'e is off the charts with the power and marksmanship in skill of there musical craft there are even Doomy passages going on here and then they go into full on classic mid tempo death metal sounds and before you can blink they are right back to the Grinding chaos which must have taken years to get to this level. Over the last few years Europe has really become the stronghold for grooving grind music and these Belgians are the top of the current standings.. Well worth the price of admission..
Prosanctus Inferi-Pandemonic Ululations of Vesperic Palpitations- CD (Hells Headbangers)
Well well well what do we have here raw chaos filled Black Thrash that sounds like the world coming down around itself. The vocals are so demonic and maddening I feel this vocalist is in constant contact with the underworld it self. The muddy sound of drums works so well with the low fuzzed out bass and the total thrash worship of the guitarist. Just think Venom sped up 10 times and thrown into total Darkthrone worship. Prosanctus Inferi will not be an easy listen and nor should it be. You have given the world the blackened sounds of an endless nightmare simply fantastic.